Luke Shaw branded it “horrendous” claiming the players were completely to blame after Manchester United lost 3-1 to West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday. The Black Country outfit have enjoyed a cracking start to the campaign under the tutorship of Mourinho’s fellow countryman Nuno Santo, who has led his troops to an impressive 12 points from seven games, suffering only one defeat in the process.
And Mourinho chose to play Scott McTominay in defence, alongside Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof.
At his pre-match media conference forTuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia, Mourinho was asked if his job was on the line this week ahead of the worldwide break.
19-year-old winger Jonathan Amon, who over the last 12 months has made his way into the first team for Danish side Nordsjaelland (two goals in seven appearances this season), is also called up for the first time.
Chelsea FC hosted their title rivals Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening in a top of the table clash.
Sturridge has not had it easy under manager Juergen Klopp, with injuries and the form of forwards Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah keeping him out of the side.
The Blues paid a transfer fee of £50 million with £7 million in potential add-ons for the services of the 26-year-old and now the midfielder has revealed why he chose to sign for Chelsea. After a string of impressive performances, Chelsea look underdogs to win the Premier League.
Chelsea are a team that have surprised everyone this season.
Chelsea have surely impressed everyone this season.
Yet, that victory has proved a hollow and expensive one.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly told his friends that he is anxious with the current lackluster performance of the Premier League club.
Those are two important players at the club.
Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Gracenote, said: “Manchester United’s win against Young Boys was expected but actually having the points on the board has increased the Red Devils’ chance of a place in the last-16 from 68% to 84% according to the Euro Club Index”.
How long the fans are willing to be patient, however, remains to be seen.